If you are a newly qualified veterinarian, you may want to take a look at The new veterinarian’s handbook: information and advice for veterinary graduates, which will soon be released in the UK.
Although the book was written for a European readership, graduate Australian vets should still find much of its content applicable.
Entering the veterinary profession after leaving veterinary school is a difficult stage in the career of a new veterinarian. Finding the right first placement, adapting to colleagues, adapting to the practice environment and understanding what is expected of you clinically, professionally, ethically and academically are all challenges facing the new graduate. is confronted.
Attrition rates and reports of dissatisfaction with new graduates are high and a matter of concern to the profession and it is recognized that additional support and guidance is needed.
The new veterinarian’s manual acts as a guide for newly qualified veterinarians on personal and professional matters, covering employment options, interviews, mentoring, work with clients, patients and colleagues, counseling, management of euthanasia And much more.
The book also covers topics specific to veterinarians in small and large animal practice.